Pine Pollen - The Lipid And Fat Profile Of Pine Pollen

Because of the decades-long campaign against the “unhealthy” fats, many people do not realize the necessary role that fats play in human health: from brain health to energy to organ protection to steroid hormone production to cell membrane health. At the most basic level, alongside sugars and proteins, fats are one of the 3 energy groups and dietary fats help the body absorb certain fat soluble vitamins. As Julia Child said, “You need some fats in your diet so that your body can process its vitamins.” Of course, there are “healthy” and “unhealthy fats.” The healthy fats tend to be the unsaturated fatty acids. 

Pine Pollen contains three different types of the “healthy” unsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid—all of which account for over 72% of the total fat present in Pine Pollen. Only one type of saturated fat is found in Pine Pollen, the fatty acid palmitic acid. The ratio of unsaturated fatty acids to saturated fatty acids in Pine Pollen is of stark difference to the fats of concern, those linked to heart disease and obesity. Oleic acid, linoleic acid, and linolenic acid all have well documented health benefits, ranging from cancer prevention to promotion of cardiovascular health.* 

Content Of Four Fatty Acids Present In Pine Pollen

Fatty Acid Type

Oleic Acid 

Linoleic Acid - Linolenic Acid- Palmitic Acid 

Milligram per gram of Pine Pollen 3.65  - 0.19 0.11 1.95